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Bizerte bulk terminal

Tunisia
Stage 2: Project Investigation
Stage 2: Project Investigation
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GOVERNMENT SPONSOR
Government of Tunisia
SECTOR
Transport  >  Port  >  Bulk/Commodity
TYPE
Brownfield
VALUE
104.9 M USD
PROJECT LOCATION (E.G. MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC REFERENCE)
Bizerte Bizerte (Banzart) Tunisia 
OPPORTUNITY FOR PRIVATE SECTOR INVOLVEMENT
Not yet known
LAST UPDATED
Q4 2018
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Project Description
The Project is aimed for construction of a bulk terminal in Bizerte intended for unloading, storage and handling of Pet Coke for the use of the cement industry in the first place and any other industry having reconverted to Pet Coke. At present the only commercial port facilities able to receive and store Pet Coke in Tunisia is the port of Gabès for the Gabès Cement Company (Société des Ciments Gabes), Enfidha and Jebel El Ouest Cement Plants. For storage at Bizerte an open-air storage is planned with a capacity of 80,000 tons. The storage area will be laid out near the future berth of the company 50 m away from the planned storage station. a. Unloading at berth: Pet Coke is hauled in bulk carriers specially designed for construction materials (clinker, sand, gravels, etc...) with Deadweight tonnage ranging 10 000 - 20 000 DWT. As a general rule, the bulk carriers concerned are fitted with their own cranes and gantry cranes for unloading from ship to berth. In view of the large volumes handled and the cost of berthing fees the ships unload in bulk. Usually the cement plants have their own depots at the wharf and supply the plant by trucking. b. Supplying the storage zone: Conveying the pet coke from berth to storage station will be by enclosed conveyor belts. The coke will access the 5m high unloading dike along a ramp and unload at the reception dike. The whole facilities including unloading dikes and storage areas is confined within a 3m high net raising above the dike level. c. Storage area arrangement: A concrete slab is provided over the whole storage area with dimensions governed by the zone area, the maximum storage load, the loaded truck weight and the weight of the front-end loaders. The slab will be designed with a slope of 2 %, to prevent from stagnation of rain water, dedusting and possibly firefighting effluents. d. Handling of PETCOKE inside the storage area: Unloading is done from the protection dike, such that the pet coke owing to its granular properties will slide over the dike embankment. As the coke piles up it is compacted using front-end loader operating from the dike. Trucks will further extend the stockpile by unloading laterally around the dike with adequate compaction.Besides limiting the height of the stockpile to 5 m, compaction would reduce the volume of air trapped between the pet coke particles, thus reducing the risks of fire. e. Forwarding and hauling to the sites: Pet Coke is hauled to the cement plant storage by land transport, either by railways of by semi-trailer trucks with 32t. of payload.
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Project stage info
Stage 1: Initial Government Announcement
Completed
Stage 2: Project Investigation
Completed
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